• Creator
  • Hosokawa, William
  • Created Date
  • 1942
  • Description
  • After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States government began enacting a series of measures against those with Japanese ancestry. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing military commanders to designate "military areas" at their discretion, "from which any or all persons may be excluded." On March 2, 1942, General John DeWitt signed Public Proclamation No. 1 establ... more
    After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States government began enacting a series of measures against those with Japanese ancestry. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing military commanders to designate "military areas" at their discretion, "from which any or all persons may be excluded." On March 2, 1942, General John DeWitt signed Public Proclamation No. 1 establishing the Pacific coast and 100 miles inland as Military Area No. 1 and requiring that anyone with "enemy" ancestry evacuate. Through the spring of 1942, Japanese families began moving into temporary assembly centers, such as Camp Harmony in Puyallup, Washington, where they remained through the summer before moving to permanent internment camps. less
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    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012